|President Trump (left), James Mattis (right)|
impeachment while others gave threats of committing suicide. Mattis Resignation came right after Trump made the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from syria.
General Mattis was a comfort to many who were concerned about the path the Trump Admin would choose to take. His resignation letter is defined by statements of principle — principles that drove him to leave the Administration. All of us should be concerned at this time.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 21, 2018
Shaken, saddened, scared: Washington erupts over the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis https://t.co/U8pDaj890b pic.twitter.com/DjNhu1aRop
— CNN (@CNN) December 21, 2018
From The Washington Post:
A sad day for America’: Washington fears a Trump unchecked by Mattis https://t.co/k22VxDAQRz
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 21, 2018
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT):
Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Mattis resignation: “This decision to resign is virtually our worst nightmare… on the Armed Services Committee.” https://t.co/Bd79j1EFWf pic.twitter.com/zkd8TYnNxS
— The Hill (@thehill) December 21, 2018
Talking about committing suicide, we have this:
I think I speak for all national security reporters tonight when I say I’m about ready to jump off a cliff. But at least I already wrote the “who will replace Mattis” story two months (only two months?????) ago @ForeignPolicy https://t.co/CzZOU4vyt2
— Lara Seligman (@laraseligman) December 21, 2018